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the saudi ambassador in america the details of a complicated plot the u.s. government says it has uncovered officials in washington say to rein in agents try to hire members of a mexican drug cartel to carry out the attack allegations tehran dismissed as a comedy show or he's going to as the latest from the u.s. capitol. the u.s. attorney general explicitly said that the u.s. will be holding the uranium government accountable for the plot to kill the ambassador of saudi arabia to the united states also the u.s. is accusing iran of conspiring to stage two bombings at these really embassy in washington and at the embassy of saudi arabia also in washington and here is how the u.s. department of justice came up with those accusations the f.b.i. and the u.s. drug enforcement agency have arrested a new raney and born u.s. citizen his name. are u.s. investigators say the man tried to plot the assassination of the saudi ambassador to the united states and for that according to the americans this iranian man
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turned to members of a mexican drug cartel who turned out to be undercover f.b.i. operatives the attorney general said the man comes fast in the plot and said he was directed by high ranking iranian officials iran's firmly denies the allegations saying it is a comedy show fabricated by america saudi arabia on the other hand the allegations seriously and thanks to u.s. authorities for thwarting the alleged assassination attempt of their ambassador fear mongering against iran has been going on for a good many years now let me remind you that the state department has listed iran as a state sponsor of terror it seems now war mongering has reached a tipping point basically the questions asked in the u.s. media now come down to this one will the u.s. retaliate or not as if everyone saw it coming and now here it is what they are not bringing up is possible motives behind accusations like that whether those
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accusations make any sense at all why would the government of iran want to kill the saudi ambassador in washington with the rainiest actually do it taking into consideration the potential fallout i heard experts on american mainstream channels beating the drums of war saying things like we need to step up activities to undermine the government if you ran of course we need to step up cooperate. with saudi arabia and israel speaking of cooperation with saudi arabia the us has brokered the largest arms deal with saudi arabia in its history worth sixty billion dollars the u.s. would need to justify its and more most contribution into further militarization of the week and as for iran's some experts believe that undermining the government if you ran has been a long time coveted goal of the united states is not clear how this incident will play out but it definitely makes the drums of war beat louder here in washington. reporting their own model sure a former cia intelligence officer says there are a lot of holes in the allegations against this apparent iranian backed plot.
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one of the biggest problems in the united states for for telling what the terrorist threat is in our country is that the f.b.i. runs the sting operations and then claims great credit for breaking up a plot that wouldn't have existed except that they lured somebody into doing it my initial reaction is if the iranians wanted to kill a saudi ambassador why do it in the united states when it would cause a war between the united states and iran do it in thailand do it in cambodia do it in saudi arabia but why do it here i think what you need to keep in mind is that the saudis want the iranians destroyed the israelis want the iranians destroyed the congress in the united states is owned by israel and so the congress wants iran destroyed and this is an opportunity for them to push for war and so i think we have to be very careful until we find out exactly who is behind this plan to the
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iranians are as much a threat to the united states as my shoes are to the united states but what we don't need is any kind of a conflict with the iranians because what that will do is bring the whole islamic world down on top of us still have three in the program the price of compromise the latest file for serbia and its campaign for a long desired membership but recognizing cause of it could be higher that belgrade wants to jump. hamas officials have agreed a prisoner swap deal with israel that secures the release of over a thousand palestinians in exchange for jewish soldier gilad shalit has been held in captivity in gaza for five years at is often used by israel as justification of its blockade of the strip i just policy your reports of the deal the palestinians are claiming as their success. i must finish school bureau chief khaled mashal speaking from damascus and he called this a national achievement for the palestinian people he expressed for greater that not
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more palestinian prisoners were being released as part of this deal not through office evening tuesday there has been an emergency cabinet meeting in jerusalem that has now finished with the israeli government giving its nod to this prison a deal what we do understand is that something one thousand palestinian prisoners will be released for this one israeli soldier gilad shalit the details as we have them suggest that some three hundred fifty prisoners will be released in the initial stage that will be taken to egypt this is a deal that was brokered by egypt and is happening on egypt and soil at that stage another one hundred and fifty prisoners will be released and then finally when the lad returns to israel the final number of prisoners will be released among them amal one but. now he is the leader of one of the factions of the fact that he has five life sentences on him and tel aviv in the posse there was no way that he would be included in this deal the fact that he is does point to the israeli prime
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minister binyamin netanyahu changing course and that is some of the analysis that he needs this deal so much more than does hamas in terms of changing the criteria of the deal now good luck should be it was kidnapped back in june two thousand and six it was a cross border raid women issues from gaza took him across he has not been heard of since he was really little communication in fact it was anyone watching incidences when the israelis were actually be notified that he was still alive the latest information we have is that this deal will see gilad coming back to israel possibly as soon as the beginning of next month it has been quite some time that israelis and palestinians have not been holding any kind of direct negotiations it wasn't so long ago that the palestinians to care of a state is all did not accept this but at the request of the mid east quartet the two sides agreed to resume peace talks and those peace talks. movies you know at the end of next week in jordan so certainly there is now a lot more pressure on these rabies to recognize the palestinian statehood in light
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of this deal going forward one of the problems though for israel has been that it doesn't want to create an incentive for kidnappings and there is an element among israeli society who feel that this deal is really too high a price to pay policy you're reporting they're pushing through an idiot deals and boosting cooperation with the aim of balancing our because i am political dominance of the west russia's prime minister is on a visit to china where an important agreement on the price of oil is already in place are just more in acosta is following the landmark meeting. well it's they'd soon hear and. i'm glad i'm here putin met with the chinese government officials today as well as with the chinese was the they all congratulated him on having a very successful trip here so far and prime minister putin reiterated the fortunes of working together towards establishing an even stronger bond and now the talks here today had more of
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a political flavor russia and china have supported each other throughout the years that both also share similar political views which was proven just recently when they both vetoed the european draft of u.n. security council resolution condemning syria and they're all both members of the brig's group along with brazil india and south africa and that concern you the economic uncertainty in europe and the u.s. has seriously undermined their dominance on the global political agenda and also promise or vladimir putin said the bridge group should play a bigger role internationally well another factor here one of the number of made lot of them didn't come alone he came along with a lot of russian a business tycoons who were all looking to make agreements with local companies and they did and those agreements were worth seven billion dollars specials from both sides have already said that their relationship between russia and china is the best it's ever been in many years and they're adamant to make sure it's there is that way or in acosta reporting them now during his chinese visit russia's prime
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minister vladimir putin gave an interview to the state broadcaster outlining the priority for the two nations who can set that up push for technological breakthroughs in aviation aircraft building are some of the areas where he wants to see the partners working together to read the full interview on our t.v. dot com. also online american police are accused of brutality at the occupy boston protest to vietnam war veterans were injured by officers and off two hundred people arrested. the jailing of you crying. former prime minister has sparked outrage on the streets of kiev and a lot of criticism from russia the u.s. and the e.u. you what he was given a seven year sentence for abusing her powers while signing gas contracts with russia she also have to pay two hundred million dollars in damages to ukraine state gas company. looks at the angry response.
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judgment day for ukrainian democracy this label of tuesday's events given by the opposition seemed rather accurate when supporters of unity machine could try to march the streets in defense of the former prime minister. before being dispersed by the police. three months of nonstop protests commentated in scenes three minutes until the orange revolution with tens of thousands on the streets the tension only broken briefly by the appearance of topless feminist activists the pressure was equally intense inside the court. especially after a judge gives a verdict rock to you that i'm a shango to. the good has ruled that yulia tymoshenko is guilty and three six five three of the criminal code of ukraine and sentences had to seven years imprisonment and denies her the right to hold positions in government for three years several years ago she was one of the most influential female
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politicians in the world this conviction top saw her spectacular fall from grace and naturally left outraged by the retiring regime or its magic to stop me the trial showed that the constitution and justice had been trampled under throughout i urge you to begin the struggle it's a very difficult and important moment we have to protect ukraine against the authoritarian regime don't give up the prosecution claimed she abused power while signing gas deals with russia in two thousand and nine the accusation has been raising eyebrows in moscow which is. those contracts were completely legitimate this particular case is clearly politicized. be. their sense of their position. certainly indicates that this has something to do with russia and we cannot accept that the legitimate. contract which remains in force which was never
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legally challenged. could become the reason. for the good decision. which took place today europe also doubted jellicoe which is assurances that the case was not politicized and lashed out at ukraine's leadership experts say key of now finds itself in a very difficult situation ukraine's potential membership the european union is some years away and i think we shouldn't pretend otherwise but we do once the countries in europe cease to to get closer to europe not just in terms of membership in terms of european values like the rule of justice and this is clearly an extraordinary setback and i do think it is quite possible that the invitation for president. to come here on the twentieth will now be withdrawn not only could this verdict backfire against the local fish but could also benefit to machine code say ak spurts to those protesting her verdict she has become a martyr
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a symbol of freedom fighting and she won't hesitate to use this joint of arc image even if to do so she has to wait seven years just hours after the simmering tension in central kiev it is back to quiet and normal again it is unclear whether unity mustang cause fate has been sealed as experts are now speculating that a presidential pardon is still a possibility but these protesters here are determined to stay here for at least another week in any case let's see russia party reporting from kiev in ukraine and so had for years ball down the. battles not the war the fighters of lidia's new governments around the remaining patch of gadhafi loyalists in his hometown but some question whether victory will equal peace. the eight years latest plans to stand its bailout fund have been derailed by slovakia the tiny country voted against the new plan to rescue and data european
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nations slovakia which was the last to vote didn't support the move to increase the amount of money available the reforms of the european financial stability facility have to be approved by all seventeen members of the eurozone if entering the slava government would have contributed about one percent of the four hundred forty billion earmarked for the fun as financial advisor patrick young says slovakia has been working really hard to balance its own budget in recent years and is not eager to pay other countries' debts. ultimately this is a question of not just principle but actually rational economic well being of the ordinary working people of slovakia they have ensured incredible cuts during the course of the last few years in order to keep the slovakian economy going and ultimately therefore we have this political leader richard soulik of the freedom party who's saying enough is enough why should we have a situation where fine millions slovakian people are expected to pay seven billion
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euros in order to pay for greek people to have pensions three times larger than the old age pensions in slovakia and ultimately that doesn't make sense i mean slovakians are the lowest wage earners in the euro zone they're incredibly fiscally pragmatic they've run their economy in a very sensible and intelligent way and ultimately they feel very very ardent green with great justification about paying for greece that is ultimately an economy where the government lied about their figures in order to get into the euro in the first place. serbia has long been looking to follow in the footsteps of nations like slovakia by joining the e.u. at will move a step closer when the european commission puts forward serbia as a candidate for membership later wednesday by a one day compromise still ways to have recognizing kossovo as a sovereign state sarah for us reports. starting a new life together and in doing so you're going to want to ensure you chasing your
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partner wisely so when you can trust to have your best interests. we love each other and we love our country too we wouldn't give up on each other and we won't give up on our land you know here's a ceremony in course a very good at a time when the territories divides once again the focus of international attention this couple through their commitment. this is our territory that's not going to change. that marriage is very similar to the partnership that serbia now sees that's easy membership. the rich and the poorer in sickness and in health you're going to have to stand by your choice as many countries and they're learning the hard way but many marriages the reality is often far from picture perfect times the union could be filled with an easy compromise is the biggest hurdle in serbia's potential membership just how. close of
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a question if it came down to it and can't it's a full set ever light in the recognising what with bouquets response i think we have a long way to go and we will certainly do everything we can to avoid. you know question to be put in front of serbia serbia cannot give up on its constitution and on its territory and serbia in the same time is not willing to give up on its european integration so it solves really. you know. unresolved so it is already done much to its potential see to fulfilling many of the great here is sent by the we can see to be an option the rest of the final one crimes suspect wanted by the hague in connection with the yugoslav wars in the one nine hundred ninety s. many said believe that the country is now firmly on the right track he says visits from the leaders have been seen as a positive step i might finally be about to cease in the action because they could
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be the deal breaker and there's a much more is that have to be eased to intentions so we have got many many more hoops to jump over before we can get anywhere close to membership and as is often the case sometimes these unions bull nuisance of any particular love that necessity gives up or needs to integrations is you know jeopardy to become isolated once again and we know how we feel when you're isolated when you are isolated you cannot fight. politically or diplomatically for your legitimate national interest despite serbia's assertion that it will never recognize an independent kosovo in reality belgrade's e.u. aspirations are going to make it very difficult for the government to make any decisive action when it comes to surf. great let's not take
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a look at some other stories from around the world the roadside bomb killed six police officers in a tribal elder in southern afghanistan they were all traveling with a truck and kind of hard province when it hit the explosive device investigators believe the blast was remotely detonated and the tribal elder was the target police say they do not currently know who is responsible. for the on mars military government has started releasing more than six thousand prisoners as part of a channel amnesty international human rights commission has urged the president to free prisoners of conscience detainee. yes who are elderly sick disabled or deemed to have served their sentence with good behavior are being led go at least some of the country's estimated two thousand political prisoners will also be given their freedom. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says she's planning to leave politics next year for a more private life she says she'll leave the state department after a broch obama's first term saying she believes he will be elected for
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a second and clinton has been in the political spotlight since ninety nine three when she became america's first lady before being elected senator for new york in two thousand and one she now says she has no desire to stay in the public eye. despite continued resistance in several areas libyan interim government forces claim they have surrounded obvious loyalists in the center of his hometown seared taking over the city will bring the national transitional council closer to a clarion full victory but as bushel has been investigating some experts believe that won't be the ad of the war. watch western t.v. and you think all libyans seem thrilled with nato as bombing of their country those who visited libya found a very different story. nato and they were just insulting so they were asking they were wondering why are they bombing us no idea what was happening some of the media
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cheerleading in france supporting nato and sarkozy's bombing campaign could be open to accusations of conflicting interests or indeed shared ones leading french newspaper le figaro belongs to surge does so make of the. france's main attack in libya. a libya where you know as need to continue to battle with the transitional government forces to secure the last program strongholds of see it and but he will lead some believe that's far from the end of events it's of course very easy may be very. easy to win a battle but not the war. so even with. maybe someone. doesn't mean there will be a victory made of. what
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who were in which way. the rebel government it's supported by. people in libya say the thousands the civilians killed turning the population against nato and that's what the with still called the clear victory despite many months of warming. with the fighting not even over in libya washington and brussels and else sitting there so it's elsewhere pressing for a u.n. resolution against syria similar to the one that detonated intervention in libya but how can the west lectured damascus the former senator after the humanitarian catastrophe it's just caused. a divorce. serious crimes against humanity. in libya. but it's a liberation war. stands accused of turning a blind boy to huge civilian casualties in libya but that's approach may come back
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to haunt the alliance as the people who've suffered the count the cost of their losses and grief the new bush or brussels. and a bit later this hour here in r.t. a sports and good news for russia's football team but before that we'll take a look at what's happening in the world of business. thanks mario very welcome to the business program the world prize has shown remarkable resilience in the latest wave of financial turmoil unlike in two thousand and eight when crude dropped to thirty five dollars a barrel this time it's held around eight hundred dollars jacob welse from morgan stanley believes this shows how the world has changed as demand is no longer being mainly driven by the developed western nations he suggests this is good for russia the demand for oil is all coming from emerging markets over the last ten years over one hundred percent of the additional demand for oil is coming from emerging markets so the thing that matters for russia given that the oil price is so
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important for russia is what is happening with growth in the emerging markets in general and in china in particular and at the moment we're constructive of the development of a soft landing scenario for china where they get inflation back under control and through the measures they're taking such as cutting income tax fiscal policy easing and letting the one appreciate in order to support domestic imports which will support the rest of the world we see them continuing to grow very strongly. the networking giant cisco systems is launching its first assembly plant in russia the side will produce set top boxes that will let viewers watch t.v. using the internet all the components will be imported while the plant will assemble them that it was to newspaper reports the telecom major call made by up to two hundred thousand devices each quarter the company's expanding into the internet t.v. market and has more than doubled its subscribers to four hundred thousand since march
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. russia's second biggest film maker seven dollars facing another problem with its u.s. plants it may get less than two percent of the grid cash payments for the sale of three still mills amid a dispute with the buyer severus doll sold the assets to ranker group in march for one point two billion dollars including one hundred twenty five million dollars in cash and the rest in debt broncos plan to reduce the cash component of the deal to one point nine million dollars as for service to file a claim in the federal district court in new york both companies have not yet commented on the case. while swiss company complex aviation has become the first buy for a business version of russia's superjet one hundred planes the two hundred million dollar contract is for for just with the delivery shadowed for twenty fourteen superjet one hundred took off the first time three years ago but the fast lane was
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delivered to a customer only in twenty eleven the plane maker has now signed one hundred and seventy contracts. let's have a look at the markets now oil prices are heading down the saw that softer slovik more makers voted against an overhaul of europe's bailout fund in the u.s. the senate blocked president obama's half a trillion dollar plan to create jobs and the opec has cut as global oil demand growth forecasts citing we could konami industrialized nations. and stock markets are mixed across asia and hong kong gains. of chinese banks offsetting losses connected to weak results of u.s. alinea giant alcoa. for europe's bailout fund expansion japanese stocks to educate lower home to is down two percent antechamber make a nickel four and a half a cent that softer the thumbs halted production in thailand due to the flooding in the country. and in russia the why is six has slipped for a second day retreating point four percent at the start of trading in moscow and
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there are little changed two tenths of percent. we're marking the losses unless someone else time for you here on our. website our chief business.
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back here with our z. here's a look at the top stories the u.s. charges to radians with allegedly plotting to kill the saudi arabian ambassador to washington as part of a major terror attack american officials say they're committed to holding iran accountable to iran rejects the eggs ations calling them a joke. mohsen israel struck a long awaited prisoner swap deal that will see george soldier gilad shalit freed in exchange for over a thousand palestinians shall leave as held captive for five years. the russian premier is meeting the chinese leader in beijing on a visit to boost cooperation and balance out the financial and political dominance of the west on the first day reached a set of important agreements on energy prices. the ancient history and close culture of china.